Member News

New Member Corner

Emiel Barrett, Edd

Emiel Barrett

Emiel Barrett has a strong background in professional leadership development, and coaching. An added plus is that he is a taco enthusiast! Learn more about Emiel here.

Rebecca Sok

Rebecca Sok

As soon as Rebecca learned about coaching, she knew that is what she wanted to do. She is new to Tennessee and very excited to join the coaching community! Learn more about Rebecca here.

Debra Field, ACc, PRC

Debra Field

Debra has made it her life mission to stop the generational curse of childhood pain and is committed to supporting women through their transformation. Learn more about Debra here.

December Awards

Congratulations to Cigna for being the 2020 Prism Award winner. Four years ago, Cigna created a coaching program. The program has recruited over 30 employees who attended an ICF-certified coaching program and are coaching high-level and high-potential leaders across the organization. Our ICFTN member, Jeremy Teran, is a coach in their program. (Insert photo of Jeremy)

Jeremy Teran

Congratulations to Aikyna Finch for being the Pat White Chapter Service Award winner. Aikyna is a Social Media and Technical Coach and Consultant who has served as Social Media Manager for ICFTN since 2018. She has used her talents to promote and publicize ICFTN on Facebook and LinkedIn. Dr. Finch is currently serving on the ICFTN Board as a Co-Director of Marketing.



The navigator program is an opportunity for coaches to serve other coaches by sharing expertise and providing support. Navigator engagements consist of three 30-minute conversations. These interactions might focus on career, entrepreneurship or family, education, work-life balance, or any other topics the two parties agree on. Here’s how it works:

This program is designed to help our members build relationships, get needed resources, and pay it forward. Navigators will offer their time and identify their areas of expertise. Protégés will identify a need question or problem they have. The membership committee will pair Navigators with Proteges. They each sign terms of agreement and the pair will schedule and meet on their own from there. 

The ICFTN NAVIGATOR PROGRAM: matching a Coach with a question to a Coach with an answer.


Welcome New & Returning Members

Please give a warm welcome (or welcome back!) to our NEW members and our RENEWING members.

Dawn Staudt, Dawn Staudt Coaching

William McAlilly, United Methodist Church

Jennifer Montlary, Jennifer Montlary

Glenn Maul, The Maul Group

Mike Palmieri, Mike Palmieri

Nicole Provonchee, Bright Blue Consulting

Susan Mohr, The Inner Vizion

Evan Young, Young Coaching

Stephanie Brodtrick, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pat White, The Spectrum Group, LLC

Mary Jo Greil, Carson Greil Group

Pamela Carter, Solutions

 New Member Orientation Dates

Feb. 19, 2021

May 21, 2021

Aug 20, 2021

Nov 19, 2021

Member Note: Don't hesitate to contact ICFTN Assistant, Celeste Shepherd, if you need any assistance renewing a membership, filling out your profile, or navigating the site.

As a new member, you will receive a Connector within 30 days of joining the chapter. ICFTN  Connectors help you feel welcome, engaged and involved in activities and events during your first 90 days of membership. The Connector is there for you to answer any questions you may have and offer to be a resource as you become oriented to the chapter. 

In addition to the many benefits of the ICF Global, the ICF TN local chapter provides coaches with the personal connections that can only be gained through community. Click here for a description of all the benefits your Tennessee Chapter ICF membership conveys. 

Member Support


If you have Member News, such as career and business news items (company name change, accreditation, significant award, etc.), please send that information to ICFTN Assistant, Celeste Shepherd.

Support your fellow coaches by letting them know how ICFTN membership can benefit them. Please share the value you get from chapter membership. Submit your testimonial to the ICFTN president at [email protected].



Instructions for How To Update Your Member Profile>>

Contact Celeste at [email protected] if you need help updating your profile.



Not sure where or how to follow ICFTN on social media?

Watch this video >>

ICFTN social media discussion is much more robust when YOU are a part of it.

If you haven't yet started following ICFTN's Facebook page (and the East subchapter's Facebook page), Twitter feed, or LinkedIn group, we invite you to do that today. You'll see event information, photos, and curated content.

And, ICFTN wants to follow you too. Message us on Facebookwith your social media handles and we'll follow you back.

Note: Member News is archived upon publication of the next month's newsletter.